Video: Anna Butterss – Doo Wop

Photo by Robbie Jeffers.

Fresh from sharing the video for Super Lucrative, the lead track off Anna Butterss new album Activities. The Los Angeles-based musician continues to lift the lid on the album with a new video for ‘Doo Wop’, a groovy Jeff Parker-inspired tune that was built improbably out of vocal samples from choir arrangements Butterss sang in high school.

Here’s Anna on the song:

Doo Wop came out of a lockdown challenge I set myself, which was to take samples from vocal jazz arrangements that I had sung in high school choir and turn them into songs that I would want to listen to today. The demo I had was pretty bare-bones when I brought it into the studio – mostly just the bass line, sample and a drum loop, so we replaced everything, re-recorded and changed the sample and built it up from there. A big musical inspiration (and collaborator and friend) of mine is Jeff Parker, and I think you can hear his influence coming through in some of the guitar parts here.

Below is the video for ‘Doo Wop’ created by Dustin Laurenzi. Activities is out July 8th via Colorfield Records. Pre-order the 12″ vinyl version with digital download here.

 Activities Tracklisting:

Side A
Super Lucrative 
Doo Wop 
Rich in Dextrose 
Number One (feat. Josh Johnson) 
The Worst Thing You Could Do For Your Health 

Side B
Blevins (feat. Christian Euman) 
Do Not Disturb 
La Danza 
Ben (feat. Ben Lumsdaine) 
Reasonable Death 
Limitations and Dogma 


Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

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